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Samples where prevent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
  • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
  • Keep the child from eating the marbles

Synonyms for prevent in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of prevent ) be on the defensive; act against an attack

(... is a kind of prevent ) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

(... is a kind of prevent ) keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent (someone or something) from doing something

"security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent from coming close

"I tried to keep the child away from the pool"

(... is a kind of prevent ) keep from departing

"Hold the taxi" "Hold the horse"

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent from entering; shut out

"The trees were shutting out all sunlight" "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent or interrupt due to rain

"The storm had washed out the game"

(prevent has a similar meaning as ...) hold and prevent from leaving

"The student was kept after school"

Samples where prevent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
  • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms for prevent in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of prevent ) prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something

"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"

(... is a kind of prevent ) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

(... is a kind of prevent ) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

"Let's avoid a confrontation" "head off a confrontation" "avert a strike"

(... is a kind of prevent ) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

(... is a kind of prevent ) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of prevent ) stop from happening or developing

"Block his election" "Halt the process"

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